Saudi Arabia Travel Guide

Saudi Arabia Travel Guide

The land of peace – the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East. Home to 30 million people among those 9.4 million is the foreign expatriates. The country is enriched with culture and traditions, and the Arabs of this kingdom are known for their generosity and friendly nature. 

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This oil-rich country of rolling dunes and empty spaces possesses the two major Islamic places in the world i.e. Mecca and Medina. For Muslims it is compulsory to visit Mecca at least once in their lives if means permit; and that’s what the world sees every year, during the Hajj season. Mecca and Medina are out of bound places for the Non-Muslims, and possibly, therefore, hold a mysterious appeal for many. But there are numerous options for non-Muslim tourists who want to visit Saudi Arabia. This mysterious country offers some amazing experience that you haven’t imagined before in your life. From the Empty Quarter to the Nabatean tombs at Madain Saleh (the same folks who built Petra), to the green mountains of Hijaz, this country welcomes you with warmth and hospitality.

Rock carving sites are amazing and historical places in Saudi Arabia. These carved rocks depict the lives of people in the early past and fascinate everyone who visits this place. Albatoul Marine is another attraction offers some of the best water sports exertions in the world. Mada’in Saleh is an interesting place to visit, especially for those who have a keen interest in archeology. The Lost City of Mada’in Saleh dates back to the Nabatean Kingdom of the 1st century. Many Saudis visit Mada’in Saleh because it is far from being crowded and it’s lovely to explore this area in peace. The place offers you to learn about the great historical aspects of civilization. History tells that this place used to have fresh water, and many settlers settled here who later started carving and drilling the wells at this rocky place. 

Empty Quarter – also called Rub’ al Khali in Arabic is a destination that will surely surprise you because the contiguous sand desert is the largest of its kind on this planet. It provides tourists with an opportunity to experience camel safari, drive 4x4s through the dunes or visit with the nomadic tribes that live here. Once the visa policy changes as expected this place is a must-visit destination, however, you might want to consider traveling with a guide.

Riyadh Kingdom Centre Tower is an iconic symbol of Saudi Arabia’s capital, both a shopping mall and a residential complex rises at over 300 meters which makes it one of the tallest buildings in the country. Once the country opens up to tourists it will be a great place to visit and shop and will no doubt become one of the top Saudi Arabia tourist spots.

Saudi Arabia is the heart of the Arab and the Islamic world, and a hub connecting 3 continents. Moreover, Saudi Arabia is a country preparing to welcome tourists like never before and definitely, the tourist will be able to discover a new Saudi Arabia. Though some of their rules and regulations seem opposes the mindsets of those living in the liberal world, but the country is making at becoming more open. If you’re the wildly adventurous type then Saudi Arabia could be a great place to visit when the tourist visa becomes available. The best time to visit is from late October till early March when temperatures are cool and comfortable.